Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine T2B


06/17/2017 03:00 AM
Getting drunk in early teens raises premature death risk
Researchers have found that people who had their first drunken episode before the age of 15 may be at greater risk of early death.
06/16/2017 09:00 AM
Youth tobacco product use, including e-cigarettes, drops during 2015-2016
But 3.9 million youth were still using tobacco products in 2016. The number of middle and high school students who say they are...
06/15/2017 03:00 AM
Study provides further support for genetic factors underlying addictions
Impairment of a particular gene raises increases susceptibility to opioid addiction liability as well as vulnerability to binge eating according to a new study.
06/09/2017 10:00 AM
Binge drinking in teens may raise women's blood glucose in later life
A new study finds that women who regularly consume a lot of alcohol and binge drink from their mid-teens are most likely to develop high blood sugar.
06/09/2017 03:00 AM
Anti-heroin vaccine found effective in non-human primates
This is the first vaccine against an opioid to pass this stage of preclinical testing.
06/09/2017 03:00 AM
Just a little alcohol during pregnancy may alter baby's facial features
Think the odd drink during pregnancy is safe? New research finds that prenatal exposure to even low levels of alcohol may influence facial development.
06/07/2017 10:00 AM
Moderate alcohol consumption linked to brain decline
A study of 550 people over 30 years finds that even moderate alcohol consumption is tied to raised risk of hippocampus degeneration and mental decline.
06/07/2017 03:00 AM
Cannabinoids and chemotherapy in combination kill cancer cells
Certain chemicals in cannabis have a potent leukemia-fighting prowess. New research shows that the key to killing cancer is the combination and order.
06/07/2017 03:00 AM
Anticipation helps pathological gamblers hold out for larger-but-later rewards
Triggering pathological gamblers to envision a future personal experience reduces their preference for an immediate reward over a larger, delayed award, according to a study published in eNeuro.
06/06/2017 03:00 AM
Research suggests strokes may cause increased preference for alcohol
Brain changes after stroke may lead to increase in alcohol-seeking behavior, at least in animal models, according to research published in the journal Scientific Reports.
06/27/2017 02:17 AM
Vicodin rehabilitation: How long?
The duration of hydrocodone rehabilitation depends on the seriousness of your addiction and the progress you make. Learn what influences the length of hydrocodone rehab and more here.
06/26/2017 02:15 AM
Physical addiction to meth
Physical addiction to meth is manifested in 1) growing tolerance to the drug, and 2) occurrence of withdrawal symptoms when you try to quit. What can you expect when you get physically addicted to meth and what can you do about it? We explain here.
06/25/2017 02:01 AM
What is Sex Addiction, Anyway?
A brief look at how clinicians are starting to understand sex addiction. Plus, the importance of examining multiple levels of an individual’s process. A basic primer to what sex addiction is here.
06/24/2017 02:51 AM
Can you get addicted to morphine?
Yes, you can get addicted to morphine after just a few doses. More here on morphine's addiction potential and ways to recognize it. Plus, a section on non-opiate pain relief alternatives.
06/23/2017 02:27 AM
8 Ways Addiction Counselors can Build Trust with Clients
In this article, we discuss eight ways that an Addictions Counselor can build trust with a client using NLP strategies.
06/22/2017 02:07 AM
The Percocet Withdrawal Timeline Chart
Anxiety, depression and sleep disorders are only few symptoms that you may experience during withdrawal from Percocet. What are the other withdrawal symptoms? How long do they last? We give you the answers in our infographic here!
06/21/2017 02:03 AM
Nutrition Tips for Addiction Recovery and Relapse Prevention
Nutrition is an important part of addiction recovery. Learn here what a typical day of meals and snacks should look like, as well as foods we suggest you should avoid.
06/20/2017 02:57 AM
Addiction Prevention Strategies for the LGBT Community
Can substance abuse be prevented? We explore possible approaches for people in the LGBT community here.
06/19/2017 05:14 AM
Rehab for meth
Methamphetamine addiction is very hard to overcome. But you can do it. How? Meth rehab is an effective start. Learn more about rehab for meth and take the first step toward recovery here.
06/18/2017 02:35 AM
Positive Psychology in Addiction Recovery: How You Can Foster Happiness
How can you boost your happiness quotient? A brief look at how Positive Psychology can help you in your own recovery…with a section on 3 ways to practice it! Ideas that can grow with you.
06/21/2017 09:13 AM
How to Stop Being a People Pleaser: 7 Powerful Habits
“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” Eleanor Roosevelt “When you say “yes” to others, make sure you aren’t saying “no” to yourself.” Paulo Coehlo When you get stuck in the habit of trying to please other people pretty much all the time then […]
06/14/2017 09:05 AM
6 Summer Tips for Unwinding, Recharging and Taking Care of Yourself
“Then followed that beautiful season… Summer… Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” Sydney J. Harris The summer is here. And for many […]
05/31/2017 08:25 AM
How to Deal with Rejection: 7 Habits That Have Helped Me
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.” Eleanor Roosevelt “Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions.” Harvey Mackay “Ever tried. Ever failed. No […]
05/17/2017 11:34 AM
How to Overcome Fear: 6 Powerful Strategies You Can Start Using Today
“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Fear. It’s so easy to get stuck […]
05/10/2017 09:48 AM
How to Become an Optimist: 3 Daily Habits To Help You Get Started
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Anais Nin One […]
05/03/2017 08:08 AM
21 Small Ways to Make Life Simpler
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”Leonardo da Vinci “The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.” Ludwig Wittgenstein I love simplifying my life. It makes me more effective and life less stressful. It makes me calmer and happier. But where do you start? Or continue if […]
04/30/2017 08:37 AM
6 New Bonuses for the Self-Esteem Course
Just a quick update today. During the winter and spring I’ve spent time on creating 6 new and free bonuses for anyone that joins the Self-Esteem Course. They include, for example, a 60-page guide on how to improve your self-confidence and a workbook to help you with that. Note: If you’ve joined the course in […]